Let It Be – The Beatles – 1970

Album

Album Let It Be by The Beatles
Album Let It Be by The Beatles

Let It Be is the twelfth and final studio album by the English rock band The Beatles, released on 8 May 1970 by Apple Records. The album was recorded in January 1969, before the release of their previous album Abbey Road (1969), but was shelved due to internal conflicts and creative differences within the band. The project was originally conceived as a return to their earlier live performance style, with minimal overdubs and studio effects, and was filmed for a documentary of the same name. However, the sessions were plagued by disagreements and tension, and the film and album were delayed for over a year. In the meantime, producer Phil Spector was hired to remix and overdub some of the tracks, adding orchestral and choral arrangements that were disliked by some of the band members, especially Paul McCartney. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised some of the songs but criticized the production and the lack of cohesion. Despite this, it topped the charts in many countries and spawned several hit singles, including the title track, “Get Back”, and “The Long and Winding Road”. Let It Be is widely regarded as a classic album in the Beatles’ discography, and has been certified 19 times platinum by the RIAA. It was also the last album to feature all four Beatles playing together, as John Lennon had left the group in September 1969, although his departure was not publicly announced until April 1970.

Let It Be is a bittersweet album that marks the end of an era for The Beatles. Despite the band’s internal tensions, the album is a strong and memorable album that has stood the test of time. It is a must-have for any fan of The Beatles.

 

Credits:

– John Lennon: vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar, electric guitar
– Paul McCartney: vocals, piano, backing vocals
– George Harrison: backing vocals, tambura, electric guitar
– Ringo Starr: drums, percussion, svaramandal
– Billy Preston: keyboards (guest musician)
– Phil Spector: producer

This information is based on the Wikipedia article

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